The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles from around the world, here are some of the coolest stories in science this week.
The Voice Recovered?
A wireless telegraph machine, sometimes called the "voice of the Titanic" for its role in sending out distress messages on the fateful night in 1912 when the RMS Titanic cruise liner hit an iceberg, could be recovered from the shipwreck lying at the bottom of the North Atlantic. [Read more about the situation.]
Water, Water Everywhere
Chemicals in ancient ocean rocks hint that 3.2 billion years ago, the surface of a baby Earth was continent-free and covered by a global ocean. [Read more about the world.]
How does the new coronavirus compare with the seasonal flu, and which should you most worry about? [Read more about the illnesses.]
The treasures include a gold-plated ring and a rare medieval tile depicting a mythical creature. [Read more about the monster.]
Ancient Social Networking?
Rangeomorphs had no mouths, guts, arms, legs or reproductive organs, but an ancient "network" of strings may have helped them dominate the ocean floor anyway. [Read more about the connections.]
Powerful Female Figure
A ruthless Maya warrior queen may have ordered the building of an elaborate road more than 1,000 years ago to invade a distant city and to counter the rising power of another. [Read more about the leader.]
Scientists aim to stay the spread of antibiotic resistance by messing with how bacteria evolve. [Read more about the theory.]
High alcohol content ensures that DIY hand sanitizers will effectively reduce coronavirus when soap and water aren't available. [Read more about the plan.]
Effects of a Lockdown
There's been a sharp drop in air pollution over China since the acceleration of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and satellites can see it from space. [Read more about the change.]
"Erie" Winter Wonderland
Powerful winds and freezing temperatures recently made a chilling spectacle of several homes near Lake Erie, encasing them in thick layers of ice. [Read more about the scene.]
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By Sascha Pare